SOLD OUT: Birmingham Teen group for 2022-23

We have currently no spaces available to book for this session. 

Nearest alternative groups are Wolverhampton, Redditch or Nuneaton – all have spaces available to try or for the whole year.

Alternatively, you can let us know you’re interested in attending this group should any places become available in the future, and express an interest which will help us gauge interest levels.

More about Birmingham Teen Group

This group is aimed at young people in school years 7 – 13 (aged 11 – 18). 
Led by writer Stephenjohn Holgate with an assistant writer, the group will meet in The Exchange from 1.30 – 3.30pm on the following Saturdays:

10th September 2022
8th October 2022
5th November 2022
3rd December 2022
7th January 2023
4th February 2023
4th March 2023
22nd April 2023
N.B. May session (6th) postponed due to Coronation
10th June 2023
1st July 2023 NB New session date

The sessions cost from £9 each and can be booked individually or as a block. Please note, we encourage young people to join one group for the year, as getting to know their fellow group members is an important part of developing as a writer.

We are pleased to be able to offer free places to those who receive free school meals or pupil premium funding at school. You can see our bursary policy here. Please contact us with any queries.

The young people will need to bring

a notebook or some paper,
a pen or pencil to write with,
a snack and a drink, if they want one. 

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Get Writing

If you’d like to submit a piece of your writing for possible inclusion in the magazine, please see the Get Involved page to see more details. This magazine is published online three times a year: summer (June/July), winter (October-December) and spring (February-April) terms.

With groups across the West Midlands, including 2 online-only groups, there will be a Spark Young Writers group near you.

Groups are open to young writers aged 8-17 who are interested in any type of creative writing.

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